Bible and Theology

Taught. Trained. Transformed.

The Emmaus Biblical Studies program is designed to impart knowledge of the Bible, understanding of theology, and skill in handling God's word. Depending on your interest, there is opportunity to pursue studies in several tracks available for the Biblical Studies degree including English Bible, Theology, Ministry, Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Exegesis. Training in expository preaching as well as thorough instruction in both biblical Greek and Hebrew are available as part of the major or as a minor. If you plan to major in Biblical Studies and intend to pursue ministry opportunities in the future, you may be eligible for the Legacy Bible Faculty Scholarship.

Why Emmaus?

Respect for the authority of God's Word and an emphasis on godliness by being conformed to the image of Christ are hallmarks of the programs at Emmaus. Another key emphasis of the Biblical Studies program is the training to effectively interpret the Bible, whether you choose to study the original languages or English Bible. You will have many opportunities for one-on-one interaction with the faculty who are committed to mentoring students. Whether you plan to continue your education at seminary after graduation, or intend to enter the workforce, the Biblical Studies program at Emmaus will help you meet your future goals.

Are you interested in preparing for full time Christian ministry? Are you seeking a strong foundation in your understanding of the Bible and the Christian faith before you enter the workforce or pursue further studies? If you decide to study the Bible at Emmaus Bible College, you will be making an investment that will pay long term dividends!

Bible & Theology Graduates

Featured Bible Courses

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
This praxis oriented course introduces the student to the basic issues and methodology involved in interpreting and applying any text. It addresses broad questions such as the nature, goal, and validity of interpretation and application alongside the specifics of dealing with language, grammar, and contexts.

Doctrine of the Messiah
This course traces the divine promises and covenants in the Old Testament underlying the idea of the Messiah, the development of the concept in the progress of revelation, and their correlation with the New Testament. Special attention will be given to the Davidic covenant and its elaboration in the Psalms and the prophets.

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The Legacy Bible Faculty Scholarship

The Legacy Bible Faculty Scholarship has been established to honor emeritus faculty members Mr. David Glock, Dr. Jack Fish, and Dr. David MacLeod. Applicants must be pursuing the B.S. in Biblical Studies program as a full time student. Funds are awarded by recommendation of the Bible faculty based on evaluation of the submitted applications.

Scholarship Application

Loan Repayment Assistance Plan

With the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) you can follow your passion to serve the Lord without stressing about post-college debt. The LRAP is a financial safety-net, offered to students in all of our ministry related programs* at no cost to you or your family. For more information on the LRAP contact an admissions counselor at or visit


With a Bible and Theology degree, you are prepared for ministry in both the local church and para-church ministries. Our students have also found successful employment in fields where critical thinking abilities are necessary. Some examples of jobs and fields where are students have worked are:

  • Pastor
  • Teacher
  • Ministry Work
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Data Analysis
  • Social Work


What's Next?

Educating and equipping learners to impact the world for Christ.

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